New Islamic schools open doors to transgender women in Bangladesh

Hijras in Bangladesh have a long and rich history in the region, but they now live on the fringes of society. These Islamic schools are a first step in making them feel like they belong.
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Bring your story out of Bangladesh a country nestled between India and Myanmar. Today the majority Muslim country Newman madrassas or Islamic schools are being billed to welcome in educate transgender women about the teachings of the crime group that has long been ostracized by society are Maggie ruling has more. Six days a week these women come here today hunts eats. But most importantly. Come he told the huddled in reneged he's his home in Dhaka Bangladesh. These students have found refuge in her living room. Place where they can learn the teachings of the problem malleable or feed them and I'll come on we're human beings like the others we want to study and the green and the others are transgender but refer to themselves says he's as Bangladesh officially recognizes them as if there were gender. He's who's having rich history in South Asia dating. All the way down to around 400 BCE. Where they appear in the ancient Indian tax on human sexual behavior the Kama sutra. Back then they were respected they held coveted jobs but now they're supposed to leave on the between jeans pocket money. I social political. People look at as negative and many of them have been rejected by their families still. My Johnny he's dressed as all of her family members including her mom and dad. He's to beat her. She came to Dhaka alone when she was just fourteen years old. If she says it was knew of the impossible to find work because people didn't want to hire a he dropped. Like many others she had little choice but to resort to the streets money we are living by collecting money in bank and we have to feed ourselves it's the only way we can survive but like most he's Rosa Barzani never received an education. There was nowhere she felt safe learning. Horrible daughter got the party says when she was a child and her classmates would Mark Kirk. Teachers would kick around of the classroom. But now there's a place for her beyond reading he's there is home to learn. School has one of three their recent any openings there Islamic schools spent most critiques the Carano the labels and goad him on the one of the Logan doubled up. We are responsible for the way we've treated the huge risks are countries responsible for our society is responsible for it I'm responsible for it. They can't go to a normal school so we built this one. We want them to be respected. Just like anyone else. But there are concerns that a religious education won't get him very far in the real world. This is skated into problem he really see Egyptian and not much. Or not English or not. For now though these women say learning the coo Ron brings them keeps. These schools are hopefully just the first step in making them feel like people won't just like anyone else that he relief for ABC news line.

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